This week has been a good one. We have enjoyed a LOT of soccer and baseball this week and it's been confirmed to me again that I was just meant to be a boy mom. 😊 I feel incompetent to raise these wild, rough, LOUD boys lots of days, but when it comes to their love of sports and enthusiasm for our teams, we just get each other. All 5 of us. And it brings me so much joy and makes me feel so good about being extremely out-numbered. Ha!
Here's my faves from our week full of 2 of our favorite sports....
*On Sunday we took the boys to their very first Atlanta United game at Mercedes-Benz stadium! Back at the beginning of the summer we took them to see the team play at Kennesaw State but on Sunday they got to see the team play in MLS action at the coolest stadium ever. 😊
*It was SUPER crowded (another MLS attendance record), but we were there early (for the showing of the Final game of the World Cup) so we got to see the entire team arrive and walk in!! Garrison got to high five every single player!! (I may have been a tad more star struck than he.... just a tad.)
*The Golden Spike!
*We had so much fun! Layton got restless a few times but the 2nd half was super exciting and held his attention good. We came away with the tie but loved watching our team. Getting out of the stadium was craziness but we made over to the CNN Center for supper before getting back on Marta and then eventually getting home. Hopefully we can make this an every season tradition sort of like we do with the Braves.
*On Monday our biggest was off to soccer camp! He went to a brand new camp without knowing a soul and ending up having a great time. We were so proud of him for stepping out of his comfort zone. The camp was half a day Monday through Thursday so it was a lot of shuffling back and forth but totally worth it for him to have such a great experience.
*Monday evening was all about the Home Run Derby at our house. We let the boys stay up late to watch the first round and they were SO into it. They knew every player (and their stats!) before they were even introduced. #baseballcardexperts It was so fun watching with my guys! We recorded it for them so they got to watch the final rounds Tuesday morning. 😊
*A lunch date with these 3 at our favorite pizza buffet was a definite highlight this week. I'm confident buffets are going to become quite regular with these growing boys.
*The All-Star game Tuesday night was another huge favorite for the Selph fam. We were all so proud of our Braves. The boys were so excited they were on the edge of their seats the whole time. Haha. This picture is the boys cheering and clapping for Nick Markakis during his first at-bat at his first ever All-Star game. We let them stay up a little late again and they finished watching the game on Wednesday morning.
*Layton has always been a sweat-er. Since he was a baby. Especially on his head. So after letting him and Austin play for a little while on the playground when we dropped off Garrison for soccer, his hair was sweaty and wet.... so he decided to style it crazy on the way home and was thrilled that it "stuck". Haha.
*Then Austin asked Layton to do his hair..... hahaha. Not the same effect but still pretty cute. 😊
*This week I had to take Austin to the dentist for a quick little procedure and both of his brothers had to come along to. #helpmeJesus So after some serious talks beforehand from both me and Terrell in terms of prepping everyone involved (be on your best behavior, stay quiet in the waiting room, no fighting, you cannot go back with Austin and mama, VERY best behavior, if you do a great job we might go to Dollar Tree afterwards, etc), I was still sweating a little going in. But God's favor was upon me. Austin did awesome and the other brothers in the waiting room were amazing as well! So they got to take that trip to Dollar Tree (which should be noted played a KEY role helping Layton Thomas stay motivated). The trip to Dollar Tree where they were able to spend $5-$6 each appeared to be one of the highlights of their summer. Ha!! We appreciate the little things. 😊 And well behaved boys in dentist offices!!
*Baseball cards from Dollar Tree are the BEST. #traders #cardpros
*This right here is still a dream come true. We love our pool time and it's a favorite every single week!!
This weekend we're doing a lot around the house.... yardwork (Terrell), buying groceries (me), swimming (all of us), tackling a school project for my classroom (me), cleaning house a little (all of us.... mainly me), going to church (all of us). and enjoying our downtime at home. 😊 Happy Friday!!